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Palani Murugan Temple:
Arulmigu Dhandayuthapani Swamy Temple is the third of Murugan’s Six Abodes (Aarupadai veedugal). It is located in Palani, previously known as Thiruaavinankudi (as described in the old Sangam literature Thirumurugatrupadai), Dindigul district, 100 kilometres (62 miles) southeast of Coimbatore and northwest of Madurai in the Palani Hills, Tamil Nadu, India. Palani temple is connected with Panchamritam, a five-ingredient sweet concoction.
According to Hindu legend, Sage Narada visited Shiva’s celestial court at Mount Kailash to gift him with a fruit known as the gnana-palam (literally, the fruit of knowledge). He chose to give it to the first of his two kids to round the globe three times. Murugan accepted the challenge and set out on his voyage around the world on his horse peacock.
Palani Murugan Temple Timings Open Closing Schedule Darshan
Ganesha, however, who reasoned that the world was nothing more than his parents Shiva and Shakti together, circumambulated them and earned the fruit. Murugan was enraged and felt the need to mature from boyhood, therefore he chose to live as a hermit in Palani. The Muruga deity in Palani was fashioned and consecrated by sage Bogar, one of Hinduism’s eighteen great siddhaars, from an amalgam of nine deadly herbs known as Navapashanam.
Palani Murugan Temple Timings Open and Closing Schedule:
|Darshan / Pooja
|6:00 a.m. – 6:50 a.m.
|6:50 a.m. – 7:15 a.m.
|7:15 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
|8:00 a.m. – 8:25 a.m.
|8:25 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
|9:00 a.m. – 9:25 a.m.
|9:25 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
|12:00 p.m. – 12:25 p.m.
|12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
|5:30 p.m. – 5:55 p.m.
|6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
|8:00 p.m. – 8:25 p.m.
|8:30 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.
|Temple closing hours
History of Palani Murugan Temple:
The Muruga idol in Palani was fashioned and consecrated by sage Bogar (Bhoga Muni), one of Hinduism’s eighteen great siddhas, from an amalgamation of nine rocks, or navapashanam (Pashana in Sanskrit means poison). According to mythology, the sculptor had to work very quickly to complete and perfect its feature. Later, some people with access to the deity employed heinous poisons to rob the idol’s contents, severely injuring the idol and fueling conspiracy beliefs that the sage did not sculpt the outside features as well as the face. A shrine to Bhogar exists in the temple’s southwestern corridor, which is supposed to be connected by a tunnel to a cave in the centre of the hill, while Bhogar resumes his meditation and keep his vigil, with eight Muruga idols.
After years of adoration, the deity fell into disuse and was allowed to be swallowed by the forest. Perumal, a king of the Chera Dynasties who ruled the area between the second and fifth century A.D., became separated from his hunting group one night and was forced to seek safety at the foot of the hill. As a result, the Subrahmanyan appeared to him in a dream and instructed him to restore the idol to its original state. The monarch started looking for the idol, and when he found it, he built the temple that now holds it and re-instituted its devotion. A modest stela at the foot of the winding stairs up the hill commemorates this.